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Library Technician II (Temporary Position)

Department: Library
Position:  One Year Temporary Position
Wage: $12.080-$14.212 based on experience
Union Affiliation: Montana Public Employees Association
Posting Date: May 2016

Description

The University of Montana-Western seeks a Library Technician II for the Library.  Duties performed involve managing the technical services department including copy cataloging and processing new items to be added to the collection.  This position is also responsible for resource sharing including on shelf holds and interlibrary loan activities, shelf maintenance and reserve.  On the job training will be provided.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a minimum of a high school diploma.  A bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Applicants should demonstrate a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience with any of the following library automation software packages is preferred:  OCLC, Endeavor Voyager, Illiad.  Library experience and/or training is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.  Attention to detail and ability to master various computer hardware and software including but not limited to copiers, printers, scanners, and DVD and CD players is a crucial aspect of the job.  A service orientation is also very important.

Application

To apply, send a state of Montana job application, a letter of application responding to how your background applies to the position description, a resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three current references. 

For further information about this position, please contact Michael Schulz via email at mike.schulz@umwestern.edu or office at (406) 683-7492 or Anne Kish at anne.kish@umwestern.edu or office at (406) 683-7494.

Submit application materials to:

Michael Schulz
Library Director
The University of Montana-Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon, MT  59725

Review of applications will begin in June and continue until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area 

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Maintenance Engineer I

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Full-time, benefit package
Wage: $22.02 per hour, rotating shifts
Union Affiliation: The International Union of Operating Engineers
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

The Maintenance Engineer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all mechanical systems and components within the University of Montana Western facilities. This includes maintenance and repair of all HVAC systems including motors, controls, coils, lubrication, filters, belts, and all controls and wiring. Operation of boilers equipped with pneumatic and electronic automatic controls.  Maintaining proper steam pressures and water levels, adjusting equipment to maintain flow of steam to meet load requirements, tending boiler feed water pumps, water treatment system and other boiler room equipment. Maintaining a constant watch on all boiler auxiliary equipment (pumps, fans, compressors, pressure reducing valves, safety valves, and all related equipment) and all gauges and recorders. Conducting water chemical tests and monitor all water softeners. Monitor building management system, respond to and troubleshoot mechanical alarms. Assist in the installation and maintenance of drain, waste, vent plumbing systems and water supply piping. Responding to and maintaining fire alarm systems. Reading blueprints to install and/or maintain systems. Performs other related duties as assigned. Required to work rotating shifts.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma and license or certification in any of the following: cooling and refrigeration, mechanical repair, heating and ventilation, electrical, plumbing, or building systems.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and maintenance of at least two of the following:
    Cooling and refrigeration systems
    Building automation systems
    Heating and ventilation systems
    Electrical
    Plumbing systems
    Building systems
  • Must have a 3rd class boilers license, or be able to obtain one upon employment.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, specifications, control diagrams, and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to safely work from ladders, scaffolding, in tunnels and confined spaces.

    Desired:

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Experience with fire alarm systems.
  • Proficiency in using computers; spreadsheets, word processing, experience with digital control software.

Application

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter stating reasons for your interest in the position. Include three professional references and a completed State of Montana Government Job Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp or through Montana Job Service) to:

Patti Lake
Human Resources
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For additional information, call (406) 683-7145. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,350. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to achieve academic excellence by sustaining a culture of concentrated experiential education.  Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Early Childhood Education Teacher - Curious Minds

Department: Curious Minds Early Care and Education Center
Position: Temporary twelve-month position (eight hours per day).
Salary: $12.00 per hour plus full Montana University System benefits.
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

Curious Minds: Early Care and Education Center is a lab school annually serving approximately 25 children age two to eight and their families. The program also serves over 100 University of Montana students each year who participate in field experiences, observation and research in the Curious Minds facility.

The Assistant Teacher will work with the Lead Teacher to develop and implement all aspects of an innovative, exemplary, model preschool program. 

Requirements

Minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, three years of experience working with groups of children ages two through six, experience coaching and mentoring adults, knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, rich environments, Reggio Emilia, the Project Approach, and authentic assessment. 

At a minimum, qualified candidates must demonstrate an ability to:

  • assist Lead Teacher (LT) in developing rich indoor and outdoor environments
  • assist LT in coordinating and implementing  child assessments including portfolios
  • work with LT to develop and implement curriculum at Curious Minds that assists children in meeting state and national learning outcomes
  • implement effective routines and schedules
  • provide and model positive guidance
  • assist LT in developing and implementing a family-involved program including family teacher conferences, newsletters, and family events;
  • assist LT in providing daily supervision for work study and lab students in following Curious Minds' protocols
  • work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, using effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • engage in ongoing professional development;
  • and lift up to 50 pounds.

Application

Send a letter of application addressing each of the requirements listed above, a resume and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of three employment-related references to:

Estee Aiken
The University of Montana Western
710 S Atlantic St
Dillon, MT 59725

Direct questions to Estee Aiken: (406) 683-7035.

Screening of applications will begin May 10, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, MT, is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Administrative Associate II - Education

Department: Education
Position: Full-time
Wage: $11.00 per hour plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: MPEA
Posting Date: April 2016

Description

Responsibilities include assisting the UMW Department of Education, by:

  • Serving as the point of contact for the department, answering phone calls, distributing information about education programs,
  • Assisting personnel in the Office of Field Experiences and Student Teaching in arranging school placements for UMW students,
  • Assisting students applying for teaching licenses through the Montana Office of Public Instruction,
  • Taking minutes of departmental meetings,
  • Maintaining student records,
  • Collecting and entering data on student performance,
  • Placing orders for supplies, keeping receipts, and accounting for expenditures,
  • Assisting in scheduling departmental activities, including student admission interviews,
  • Sending annual surveys to graduates and their employers,
  • Assisting in the supervision of work study students,
  • Preparing contracts and submitting payment requests for P-12 teachers and UMW faculty who supervise UMW students in field experiences and student teaching placements,
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position reports to the UMW Provost/Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an Associate’s degree (preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrate technical writing skills
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrate ability to respond to students, faculty, and staff with positive, helpful, informative assistance
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, and be able to quickly learn new technologies
  • Demonstrate professionalism and good problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals
  • Demonstrate a tolerance for fast pace and frequent interruptions
  • Protect the confidentiality of student records

 Application

Review of application materials will begin on May 10, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position please submit the following, in hard copy:

1. letter of interest addressing the required qualifications,
2. completed and signed State of Montana Employment Application,  http://umwestern.edu/images/application/StateApplication.doc
3. detailed resume,
4. names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Patricia Lake, Payroll-Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
UMW Box 115
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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Revised Payroll Tech III / Administrative Associate II

Department: Administration, Finance, Student Affairs and Human Resources
Position: Full-time
Wage: $12.098 – $13.056 per hour entry plus complete benefit package
Union Affiliation: None
Posting Date: Original posting February 2016.  Revised posting April 2016.

Description

Position serves as the payroll/benefit technician as well as the administrative associate to the Office of Administration, Finance, Student Affairs and Human Resources.   

Under supervision of the Payroll/Benefits Supervisor performs data entry of payroll, personnel and benefit information into automated Human Resource Information System.  Explains procedures and policies to staff, resolves procedural problems and knows and understands leave categories, benefit types and applicable state and federal payroll and personnel laws.  Helps employees and retirees with payroll and benefit questions in a patient, courteous and confidential manner.  This position will be responsible for helping with the student employment process including employment verification, monitoring work study awards and coding.

Performs clerical and administrative functions such as answering phones, creating and editing correspondence and reports, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, reconciling bills.  Will use enterprise student account system to answer general questions and direct inquiries regarding students.  Makes travel arrangements, keeps appointment calendar and completes other administrative duties as assigned.  Will meet, greet, direct and listen to problems from a variety of constituents with absolute confidentiality. 

Qualifications

Must be highly skilled in Microsoft Excel and Word. Must have experience using an integrated enterprise or payroll software system. Must have ability to use problem solving skills and work independently in a fast paced office. Must have proven editing skills. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to keep all business confidential. Two years of post-secondary education and a completed degree are preferred. Banner system experience is preferred as is experience working in a state or university system.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

·         Two years of experience in an administrative support position including a thorough knowledge of
          office practices and procedures;
·         Excellent organization skills, time management, confidentiality and multi-tasking skills;
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, and customer services and leadership skills;
·         Proficiency with various software including but not limited to MS Office, Excel, Access, web creation
          tools and integrated software systems;
·         Resourcefulness, critical thinking, analytical skills, collaboration and documentation skills;
·         Basic knowledge of payroll and benefit processing;
·         Basic knowledge of budget and accounting management.

Application

To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application and a letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and duties described above. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation. Also include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) current professional references. Submit application materials to:

Patricia Lake, Payroll & Benefits Supervisor
The University of Montana Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725

For questions, call (406) 683-7010. Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled.

The University & Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of south western Montana. The campus Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,289. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small cases for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning.

The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world.

Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.

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